Agents' Choice 2020

Still Time To Vote For France Product Award

Still Time To Vote For France Product Award Agents have until Monday (Feb. 17) to vote for Destination France's “Product of the Year” award. Atout France has selected six inspiring travel offers to France from among the tour operators' nominations. Which tour or product is the most popular? It's up to travel agents to... more ›
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Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Re-Opens

Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Re-Opens The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach has re-opened following a US$90 million, multi-year floor-to-ceiling renovation. Located at the intersection of Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road, the historic hotel showcases a design scheme created by Meg Sharpe, who oversaw the lobby, the Lapidus Bar,... more ›
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Westerdam Situation Resolved

Holland America Line Says Thanks

Westerdam Situation Resolved Holland America Line (HAL) issued a statement yesterday recognizing the help it received from governments around the world in reaching a positive resolution of the Westerdam geopolitical health situation. The cruise company praised the Trump administration for its instrumental role in... more ›
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Life’s A Beach at Coco Beach Club

Life’s A Beach at Coco Beach Club Royal Caribbean recently welcomed its first guests at the new Coco Beach Club on Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. The opening of Coco Beach Club marks the completion of the $250 million transformation – and phase one – of Perfect Day at CocoCay. The exclusive beach club touts the... more ›
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Back To The Future 

Ancient Cultures Provide Principles For Travel Sustainability

Back To The Future  An understanding of ancient cultures and their concepts of environmental sustainability should be considered in solutions to the growing threat of climate change. That was one conclusion drawn from the recent IMPACT Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference in Victoria, BC, writes Western... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Miami Heat

Miami Heat Tourism officials from Miami brought a little warmth to Toronto last night, hosting a VIP appreciation dinner at Jump Restaurant to thank trade partners for helping the Florida hot-spot to continue seeing rising numbers from Canada. The hosts included representatives from the Greater Miami... more ›
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Have You Voted Yet?

Have You Voted Yet? Baxter Media is calling on all Canadian travel agents to vote in the annual Agents' Choice Readership Survey. Because no one knows travel better than travel agents. The survey asks agents to vote for their favourite suppliers, destinations, brands, and services in more than 40 categories. All... more ›
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JNTO Canada Launches e-Learning Program

JNTO Canada Launches e-Learning Program The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Canada has introduced a new Japan Travel e-Learning Program for Canadian travel agents. The program aims to equip agents with a superior knowledge of Japan so that they are better able to showcase the appeals of this world-class destination to... more ›
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Discover Jamaica With Air Transat

Discover Jamaica With Air Transat Air Transat is inviting Canadians to discover Jamaica with Nadia, a marketing specialist at Transat. Through videos and social media posts, the vacationer -- who has been with the company for 13 years and has visited the Caribbean country annually for the past 10 years -- reveals her fab finds... more ›
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Flair Expands East

Flair Expands East Flair Airlines reports its 2020 summer schedule will expand service into Eastern and Atlantic Canada starting in May. New destinations include Ottawa, Saint John, NB, Charlottetown, PEI, as well as a return to Halifax. Sarah Riches, director of commercial for Flair Airlines, commented,... more ›
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